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With mental illness, early intervention makes all the difference
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With mental illness, early intervention makes all the difference

As with any illness, including psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, diagnosis and intervention are better done earlier than later.

Spartan Race Montreal: Senior spartan hits a wall, finds strength to recover
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Spartan Race Montreal: Senior spartan hits a wall, finds strength to recover

Chad Ronalds is preparing for a Spartan Race in Montreal this summer. You can read each installment in his journey by clicking here. As I prepare for my first Spartan Race event – a five kilometer run with 20 obstacles – I realize that thinking I’m in reasonable shape for […]

Alzheimer Groupe offers aid for caregivers, people with early onset
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Alzheimer Groupe offers aid for caregivers, people with early onset

In the future we may all have to face the challenge of living with dementia, or see a loved one trying to cope.We will need help.

211: How to reach out for referrals and information
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211: How to reach out for referrals and information

This integrated information platform for seniors answers to a well-known necessity identified by the Centre’s counsellors.

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Get tested for glaucoma, CSL club members told

After cataracts, Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide and the number one cause for irreversible vision loss.

L to R: Monty Newborn, PR Chair; Dr Jacques Corcos; and Ron Sawatzky, president of the West Island Prostate Cancer support  group
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Prostate cancer: Urologist battles against a “sophisticated enemy”

Forty years ago, urologists were generally seeing prostate cancer patients referred by radiologists. The patients were admitted for bone pain because the cancer had metastasized.

Prostate group marks 20th anniversary
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Prostate group marks 20th anniversary

It has never been easy for men to discuss and deal openly with medical issues involved with their “private parts”—symbol and essence of manhood—but the need has always been there.

Stay engaged even when ill: study
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Stay engaged even when ill: study

Getting a chronic illness tends to increase feelings of loneliness, including among those with a steady partner of 50 years or more, a new Concordia University study indicates.

Learning new skills could help stave off dementia, study suggests
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Learning new skills could help stave off dementia, study suggests

The following has been reprinted with permission from the Association for Psychological Science. Older adults are often encouraged to stay active and engaged to keep their minds sharp. They are told to “use it or lose it.” But new research indicates that only certain activities—learning a mentally demanding skill like […]

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Study on stimuli could lead to pill to help treat Alzheimer’s

An Israeli study has discovered a biological mechanism that could explain how challenging mental and physical activity can delay the development and onset of Alzheimer’s disease, the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz reports. The study, led by Boaz Barak of Tel Aviv University, was published in the September issue of the journal […]